Starting today, 2-22-2022  AT&T will begin to shut down its 3G.

But what does that even mean?

 

It's Time To Upgrade

Well for starters it means you may need to upgrade!

According to AT&T, the 3G network is being shut down as they will deactivate 3G towers and install "faster and more reliable 4G and 5G equipment. This is because they want to bring new features and faster speeds to their consumers. The shutdown will begin today, while Verizon and T-Mobile will follow later this year.

 

Who Will Be Affected?

According to CBS Austin, those who will be impacted are people who have older phones. (maybe time to get rid of that old flip phone ya think?) Some medical devices, tablets (time to let go of those old tablets too), and home alarm systems may be affected as well.

 

The Phasing Out Of 3G Will Also Affect Your Car

Reportedly some cars could also lose important features like automatic crash notifications, remote locks, and navigation systems.

Alex Knizek, from Consumer Reports, told CBS Austin that “This could impact vehicles starting as early as 2009, 2010 all the way up to 2021,”

 

What Cars Will Be Affected By The 3G Shutdown?

According to Consumer Reports, unless you get software and updates installed, car models such as Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, and many more will not be able to use connected features that required 3G.

 

Devices That Won't Be Affected By 3G Being Phased Out

AT&T released a list of phones and serial numbers that WILL NOT be affected by the 3G shutdown you can find those here.

For more information on AT&T's 3G shutdown go here for more information.

Remember the word for the day is: UPGRADE

 

4 Youth Football Teams Dominating The CTX

Texas has always been known for football and these Centex teams is keeping the hype alive in our community.

From football camps to team building these organizations are going over and beyond to build strong athletes who succeed on the field and off.

If you are looking for extracurricular activities for your child, checking out these teams are a great start.

Kuddos to all of the coaches, volunteers and parents who help these amazing organizations thrive.

 

Wow! What I Saw When I Turned Left Inside Buc-ee's In Temple, Texas [PICS]

As the saying goes... everything's bigger in Texas.

Having said that, I've never seen a gas station with more than 50 gas pumps.

Then I visited Buc-ee's.

What is Buc-ee's?

If you don't know or have never visited the popular one-stop highway shop that has over 35 Texas locations in Texas, you need to!

You can get everything in Buc-ee's from gas, to keychains to candles to brisket to goat milk soap and everything in between.


Buc-ee's Has Expanded

According to their site, Buc-ee's, not only has multiple locations here in Texas, they have expanded to southern states like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

The World's Largest Buc-ee's Coming Soon

Later this year, Buc-ee's has plans to open "The World's Largest Buc-ee's" located in Sevierville, Tennesse. It will have 120 fuel pumps, a 250-foot car wash, and 74,000 square feet of indoor shopping.
Yikes!

I've Never Turned Left

In almost 7 years, I've been here in Texas, I've never turned left when I went inside a Buc-ee's.

I either walk straight to the bathroom or turn right to get water or gummy bears or chocolate almonds. (I get the same thing every time)


But yesterday, I decided to turn left and (I know I'm late) I was mesmerized!

For starters, I never had a reason to turn left.

I've visited the one in Waller County, Bastrop, and the Temple location.

Every time I've visited Buc-ee's, I've never had a reason to go "shopping" always a bathroom break and then back on the road.

So here are some of the cool things I saw when I turned left at Buc-ee's in Temple, Texas!

 

Here Are 10 Cool Central Texas AirBnB's You Should Check Out

If you are curious about what kind of Airbnb rentals this area has to offer take a few minutes of your time and check these out!

I was on Airbnb's website last week booking a place for relatives who are coming to visit and ran across a few really cool spots in Temple, Belton, Killeen, and Salado.